PUBLISHED ON: 19 August 2020

Rosie organised an Afternoon Tea collection to bring a smile to her community in these difficult times.

Rosie organised an Afternoon Tea

I didn't have any symptoms of breast cancer

Back in 2008 at the age of 50, I had my first ever mammogram. Despite being signs and symptom-less, bingo. I already had it.

After a mastectomy and reconstruction, I started going to a breast cancer support group and it changed my life. I met lots of other ladies with similar stories who I still speak to today.

We’ve sadly lost members of the group along the way, but we soldier on and stride into our futures, hoping for the best.

This year I decided to take part in Afternoon Tea to raise money Breast Cancer Now urgently need

I live in a little village and everything has been closed for months.

I wanted to do something special for the community whilst being safe, so I decided to make Afternoon Tea boxes that people could buy and collect safely.

I invited people around the village who would be able to walk or drive to my front gate to collect. I used a collection box from the Afternoon Tea kit and my other half made a big strawberry which I put on the gate whilst selling.

My Afternoon Tea boxes included 2 scones, a muffin case of fresh homemade strawberry jam and I of course had some clotted cream.

Make each day count is my motto

Make each day count is my motto, and on 31 July I raised £220 to help people affected by breast cancer.

You can’t be the same after breast cancer but you can learn to live differently and happily.

Like Rosie, will you take part in Afternoon Tea to help us carry on providing life-changing care and funding world-class research?

Register today

A note from the Afternoon Tea Ladies
When planning your tea, please follow the most up to date government guidance to keep you and your guests safe.